Natural hair transplant results are every hair loss patient’s wish. In the past, about 15-20 years ago, hair transplant technologies were not as advanced as today. The industry today is much more advanced thanks to cutting-edge equipment.
The past saw not natural looking hair transplant results, that look like the grass doll or as some specialists call it the Barbie doll look because the transplanted hairs resembled the 90-degree angled hair strands of dolls.
The results of hair transplants are the key to a patient’s satisfaction with the procedure. The procedure itself – the surgery – can be comfortable, but the patient needs to be happy with the result. Most patients have an idea about what they want in their hair design. It is best to mention this to the surgeon. One can describe how their old hairline was, and show pictures of the scalp before balding started, and also can show the pictures of desired looks (for example of celebrities) to the surgeon. And yet, the desired look may not always be the most suitable or available one for the patient.
What do most people want in a hair transplant?
Their full head back, and a natural looking, not obvious result.
How to achieve this?
Reliable and skillful, credited teams and surgeons. Also, an aesthetic capability, great hand/surgical skills, experience, the best surgical conditions, and newest technologies, follow-up and understanding.
When choosing a place and surgeon for your hair transplant, make sure you understand the procedure, and do your research. Find a credible surgeon, and talk to them before your hair transplant surgery. See the pictures of previous patients.
Skilled and well-trained surgeons take your natural hairline, and hair angles into account. They want to achieve a natural look. Nobody wants the hair transplant results to look as if the patient got a hair transplant. The right surgeon has a good teams whom they can trust, and the team is also experienced. They have been working together and have specialized in hair transplants for years.
The right surgeon follows the news and updates in the field – in other words – they are a good scientist. They value their patient’s well being. They extract the hair follicles from the back of the patient’s scalp at the right angle, and transplant them into the incisions at the right angle and direction, which is not at 90 degrees. The degree depends on the hair follicle.
While a good surgeon likes their patient to communicate their needs and wishes, they explain their patients what is possible and what is not. They try to find the most suitable look.
Keep in mind that some hair transplant results can be changed by a new surgery. But this is not always the case. The transplanted hair stays with you forever. It does not fall out because it is resistant to falling out.
As a patient, learn what you can expect from a hair transplant operation. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) are the two most common techniques. Both have their advantages; however, most surgeons achieve better results with FUE. Find out what your clinic uses in terms of technology and equipment. Have realistic expectations – remember, the results also depend on your loss pattern.
The same applies to facial and body hair transplants. Facial hair and body hair also grow at a certain direction, and your surgeon needs to take this into account. Your overall health, diet, avoiding smoking and consumption of alcohol for the first few days before and after surgery, following the instructions that your surgeon gives you for the post-operation are all very important in how the hair transplant results turn out.